Pittsburgh Penguins vs Boston Bruins NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Pittsburgh Penguins vs Boston Bruins Prediction 3/9/2024

The Pittsburgh Penguins (28-25-8) travel to face off against the Boston Bruins (37-13-15) on Saturday, March 9th. This game will be played at TD Garden in Boston and televised on ABC. The Bruins are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Penguins are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Capitals. Puck drop is set for 3:00 ET.

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The Pittsburgh Penguins Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

As the Penguins head into Boston, they are looking to snap a three-game losing streak on the road. For the season, Pittsburgh has gone 12-14-4 away from home, and their 64 points have them in 12th place in the Eastern Conference.

Over their last ten games, the Penguins have gone 4-6, and they have lost three straight games as the underdog. This season, Pittsburgh has been the favorite in 39 of their 61 games, and they have gone 19-15-5 in those games.

On the season, Pittsburgh has been the underdog in 22 games, and their puck line record as the underdog is 14-8. So far, the Penguins have 19 wins by multiple goals and 16 losses by more than one goal.

Overall, the Penguins have a puck line record of 29-32, and their average scoring differential is +.1 goals per game. In their last ten road games, the team’s puck line record is 5-5.

Coming off a 6-0 loss at home to the Capitals, the Penguins are hoping to bounce back today. Facing the Washington defense, the Penguins were shutout. During the game, the Penguins’ offense had 11 turnovers and took 38 shots on goal while being shutout.

Pittsburgh took a loss against the puck line, going into the game as the favorites with a -1.5-point advantage. The game finished with a 6 goals which resulted an a push on the over/under.

The Boston Bruins Are Coming Off A Win

At home this season, the Bruins have been solid, going 20-7-6 on the year. In the Atlantic Division, Boston is in second place, and they have a record of 14-6 against division opponents. For the year, the Bruins have a record of 37-13-15 and have earned 89 points.

Over their last ten games, Boston has gone 5-5, and they are 2-1 in their last three. Against teams from the Eastern Conference, the Bruins have a record of 21-14, and they have been favored in 55 of their 65 games this year.

At home this season, the Bruins have gone 17-16 against the puck line and have an average scoring margin of +.9 goals per game. So far, Boston has gone 33-32 against the puck line overall, and they have 26 wins by multiple goals.

Overall, the Bruins have gone 23-32 against the puck line as the favorite, and they have been favored in 55 of their games. In their last ten games at home, Boston has gone just 3-7 against the puck line.

The Bruins recently hosted the Maple Leafs and emerged victorious with a 4-1 win. Offensively, the Bruins registered one goal during the first period and three times in the second period. Of Boston’s four goals, two were scored while in power play situations. Their game ended with 26 shots on goal and nine giveaways.

Boston also picked up a win against the puck line, coming into the game favored by -1.5. The game ended below the over/under line of 6, with a combined total of 5 goals.

Pittsburgh Offense Breakdown

When looking at their offense, the Penguins have an average of 2.9 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 25th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 10th in the league. Looking at how the Penguins’ offense is performing during power plays, they are 25th in power play goals and 26th in shorthanded goals.

This season, the Penguins’ have an over/under record of 24-33-4. Throughout the season, they have played 29 games that did not exceed the 6 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 5.8 goals per game.

Bruins Offense Breakdown

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On offense, the Bruins are averaging 3.3 goals per game which is 7th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 15th in the league. Coming into the game, the Bruins have a 14-1 record when they have more shots on goal than their opponent. When they have fewer shots on goal, they are 22-11.

The Bruins’ over/under record this season is 31-34-0. For the season, they have had 34 games failing to surpass this game’s over/under line of 6. Overall, their games are averaging 6.1 goals per game.

Pittsburgh Team Defense

Defensively, the Penguins are currently 23rd in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 30 shots per game against Pittsburgh. They also are 1st in shutouts, coming in with 7 shutouts.

Boston Team Defense

Defensively, the Bruins come into the season ranked 6th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 31.3 shots per game against Boston. For the season, they are ranked 6th in shutouts, coming in with 4 shutouts.

Penguins vs Bruins Trends

  • Through their last ten road games, Pittsburgh has an puck line record of just 5-5. However, their overall record was 2-8 while averaging 2 goals per game.
  • The Bruins are 2-1 puck line in their last three home games and 2-1 straight-up.
  • Through their last five games as the betting underdog, the Bruins have a strong record vs the puck line going 5-0. Their straight up mark in these contests is 2-3.
  • Through their last three matchups as the betting favorite, the Penguins have a good straight up record, but their puck line mark is just 1-2.

Penguins vs Bruins Prediction

If you’re looking for a moneyline bet in this one, we have the Bruins coming out on top. However, with the lines sitting at -190, I’d recommend looking to the puck line as our projections have the Bruins winning by more than one goal.

For a puck line prediction, our preference is the Bruins to secure a win and cover. Anticipate the Bruins to win this one by multiple goals over the Penguins.

With an over/under line sitting at 6 goals, we like this game to surpass that mark and recommend getting a bet down on the over.

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